Monday, July 24, 2006

Comic-Con News Flash

Comic-con Wheels and Deals - 7/22/2006 - Publishers Weekly
Yeah OK this is a couple of days old, but I still hadn't heard it anywhere else.

Perhaps the biggest news splash at the con, however, is that Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) will write and direct a film version of The Spirit, Will Eisner’s comics classic.

You can bet you will see more about this as we find it.
This is really interesting to me having recently read Dark Horse Books' Book length conversation between Miller and Eisner. There is a tangible respect present in these discussions that can only be found between open-minded, yet almost diametrically opposed geniuses. I hope that respect can be felt in whatever this final product turns out to be.
Eisner really was the grand old man of comics. As lauded as he is, I truly believe we have only seen the tip of the iceberg as far as his influence on sequential art is concerned. I can forsee a time where comics are a high-brow art, akin to the status of theatre in the 20th century, with web (or whatever) based animations being the TV of the day. And when that happens, Eisner will be our Shakespeare.

To some of us, he already is.
Please keep that in mind, Frank

Thanks fo out to Sky at LastWordBlog

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